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Andrew Avanessian
October 17th, 2017

Cyber security is easy! Don’t believe me? It’s all about quick and effective implementation

I know from my experience of deploying privilege management in global organizations that people think it’s going to be hard. Every organization is facing an endpoint security balancing act. On one hand employees, and their endpoints, need to be secure. But on the other hand, many employees require a free and flexible operating environment.

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What’s the incentive to secure your desktop systems?

Desktop security may seem to have little to do with an organization’s profit and loss, share prices and overall bottom line, but going beyond antivirus protection can have a significant impact on productivity, total cost of ownership and IT support costs. In an era where companies are under pressure to reduce overheads and find new sources of revenue, operating an efficient IT infrastructure has never been so important. Whether that involves virtualization or getting more from your existing hardware, desktop security plays a vital role in ensuring systems run securely with maximum performance and uptime.

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Do Users Really Know Best?

The consumerisation of IT has become a fashionable catch phrase over the past few years as some companies choose to give employees the option to decide what hardware and software they use at work. Schemes have been set up, such as Bring Your Own PC (BYOPC), where virtualization technologies are deployed that allow users to run a managed corporate desktop from their own device with the aim of reducing costs.

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Signing policies in Privilege Guard 2.8

Privilege Guard 2.8 (Edit: now Defendpoint) introduces the ability to digitally sign policies using a certificate from a PFX file. This ensures that the policies deployed to a client have been published by a trusted source and are genuine. A unique Object Identifier (OID) is used to verify that policies have been signed with an authorized certificate.

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Better Application Group Management in Privilege Guard 2.8

In version 2.8 of Privilege Guard (Edit: now Defendpoint) we have revamped the application group management to include:

- A new application groups view
- A choice of application views
- Inline filtering and highlighting of applications

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Privilege Guard 2.8 Anti-tamper Protection

Privilege Guard 2.8 (Edit: now Defendpoint) is the first privilege management solution to introduce an intelligent anti-tamper mechanism that can protect the Privilege Guard software and configuration settings against modification from elevated processes, while still allowing the solution to be administered by true system administrators.

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